Friday, November 5, 2010

Pakistan: Dozens killed in mosque suicide attack

An injured man is taken to hospital

Islamabad, 5 Nov. (AKI) - At least 60 people were killed and 100 injured by a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in during Friday prayers near north-west Pakistan's tribal region.

The Pakistan branch of the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in Darra Adam Khel, a town located between Kohat and Peshawar with a single street where family-owned weapons manufacturing businesses is the base of the local economy.

A tribal elder who has asked locals to take a stand against the Taliban may have been the target of the attack, according to reports. It was not immediately known if he was killed or wounded.

The bomber waited until the end of prayers to explode his device that was loaded with more than ten kilos of explosives.

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